Beattie Padovano, LLC

Beattie Padovano, LLC - Reviews

3 Star Rating     7 reviews

http://www.beattielaw.com 
Main Office:
50 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 208 | Montvale | NJ | 07645-0244
Phone: 201-573-1810  | Fax: 201-573-9736 

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Beattie Padovano, LLC Reviews


"New wardrobe?"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on November 13, 2018

Advice to law firm management: There really needs to be a training week or shadowing program when a new employee is hired. Hiring managers should not assume that a new employee can handle day to day full responsibilities without being taught by a superior or someone who has been working at the firm. If the firm wants things done right, train the employees and don't be so hard on them from the beginning.

Pros: If you want to touch base on a lot of the areas of law, this law firm has that and you get to familiarize yourself with all different kinds of practice areas.

Cons: Everyone here has been at Beattie Padovano for years so it is difficult to be a new employee and be a self-starter right away. There isn't someone you can really go ask questions to and it is very old school. If you do not feel comfortable wearing button-down blouses and blazers daily, this is not the place for you. There is a no denim policy because the hiring manager "does not do denim" which is crazy considering it is 2018. Basically, if you want to be in a work environment in the 1900's, this is for you. No sneakers, just loafers/flats, etc. The first memo you will receive is a dress code listing what men and women can and cannot wear.

Partners to Avoid and Why: The Partners are actually not that bad. The attorneys in general know what they are doing (obviously). They can be pushy and want the work done right away, but that is typical in any law firm. The people you need to avoid are your co-workers sitting next to you. They are resentful, spiteful, and unwilling to assist in any matter you are trying to handle. People seem either miserable working here in general or are just rude people in general.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Picked up on a lot of new practice areas in the legal field, which I can now take to any bigger firm. I will have no issues adjusting to the level of work at another busy law firm because the work here was the most high pressured high mounted environment I have ever seen.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2017

Job type: Full time
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"Overdue review."   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on October 27, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Make the environment a better place to work. Distribute more manageable deadline assignments and don't pressure the secretaries so much.

Pros: This place is the worst. One good thing was the location of the firm and the building the firm was in. But that doesn't actually have to do with the firm.

Cons: Workload is impossible to get to. They make everything unmanageable. They will do whatever it takes to make you feel useless and helpless. I had to cry for help to try to do my assignments.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Other than one particular attorney who was somewhat a little understanding, the rest of them were the worst type of attorneys.

Favorite Things About this Firm: The location of the firm and the convenience that it was less than a 10 minute drive. But I prefer to commute one hour to a better firm than be able to almost walk to my job.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2014

Job type: Full time
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"Law Firm Review"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Make more room for growth and give more incentives for employees who have stayed in the firm for a while. Give employees breathing room and flexible deadlines.

Pros: They really do a lot here so you do get to learn a lot. The attorneys are smart and know what they are talking about. Everyone is experienced.

Cons: There is no room for growth and raises are very low. You will be in the same position and make about the same for years. Too much pressure at times which can create a stressful working environment.

Partners to Avoid and Why: A lot of attorneys are tough to deal with. Just get used to Partners demanding work back to back. Sometimes you can’t take lunch because you are that busy. Not a place for one who can not handle high pressure and multi-functioning.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Everyone in the law firm is very professional. Attorneys and legal secretaries usually know what they are doing. Everyone is always busy doing something.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time
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"0 Stars."   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on May 06, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Provide more than a half day worth of training and don't expect a beginner to be an expert. Know who you're hiring and choose the right candidate for the position. Don't waste other people's time and energy just because you are cheap.

Pros: There's nothing good about the firm to write about. It was a terrible experience and I wouldn't recommend this law firm to anyone. It is sad that they have such a high reputation.

Cons: No guidance/training provided. Work is thrown in your face on your first day and it's expected to be perfect. They use an over-complicated database system that makes the work ten times more difficult. No one is willing to teach you the basis procedures and rules of the office, and when you ask questions the response you get is alarming. No one wants to help because they're too occupied with their own things. At the same time, they'll make time to tell you everything you did wrong starting from DAY 1.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Avoid everyone here. From Legal Secretaries to Attorneys to Managers, everyone is there to belittle you and step all over you.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Nothing to say. I am speechless. How employees still work here is questionable. Terrible place to work. Stay far away and do not apply for your own sake.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2016

Job type: Full time
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"A good Experience"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This firm should consider getting benefits for their staff and more consistent work. If not employees will look for more consistent work elsewhere.

Pros: This firm was a really great place to work for a few years. I got along great with the staff and I enjoyed the clients I worked with. The pay for my job was very well and I also got a lot of vacation time which was nice.

Cons: The hours for this firm could have been better. Some weeks were inconsistent and long weeks were completed on little notice. We also didn't get benefits which was a bit of a bummer.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee
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"Great Firm"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Try and expand positions to allow those who want to move up within the firm to stay and continue growing the business upward and outward.

Pros: All the associates here know exactly what needs to get done for the best of the firm and they get it done. I like being around every one.

Cons: I feel like I will have to move on to another firm, as I do not think that there is much upward mobility here.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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"An Established Law Firm"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This firm needs to be a bit quicker in their getting things done for their clients without losing their high approval from their peers.

Pros: This law firm has been in business for many years and has a great reputation among its peers. They are highly professional and treat their clients with the highest degree of importance. They understand that without their clients that they wouldn't be in business.

Cons: The firm takes on many cases and can get somewhat slow in their process. Even though they are highly skilled and good at what they do time management can sometimes be slow.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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